End of navigation on river Waveney
The Locks 01508 518 414
The Wherry Inn 01508 518 371
The delightful village of Geldeston is at the extreme south west of the Broads. Overlooking the village green is The Wherry Inn and the village hall hosts an abundance of events throughout the year. Mooring is available near to the village but a torch may be needed at night. At Geldeston Lock and the end of navigation you will find the real gem, "The Locks Inn" winner of the Award for Best Music Venue 2008 with mooring only 10 feet from the pub.
Places to Eat and Drink
Geldeston Locks Inn 01508 518414
The Wherry Inn 01508 518371
Places to Stay
Archway Cottage 01508 518056
The Old Hall Cow Shed 01502 714661
In the summer of 1989 an old woman by the name of Susan and her pet goose called Grumpy appeared outside the Locks Inn. not unusual except Susan had died a few years previously!
Geldeston is also said to be home to a phantom hound which appears running down the lane by the churchyard. It is said that wherever the hound appears will soon be the scene of a crime.
A headless coachman is also said to appear driving from Bungay to Geldeston & back again.
The lock gates here were built to keep water upstrean to allow wherries to transport their cargo from Yarmouth and Lowestoft to the port of Bungay. With the advent of the Railways and later road transport the rivers were no longer used and Geldeston Lock and the three other locks at Wainford, Ellingham and Shipmeadow fell into disuse. In 1967 Geldeston Lock gates were removed, at about the same time as the 'bypass' was dug